Wedding day weather: Having a back up plan

Spring is here, but the weather is still slight unpredictable. Make sure your wedding comes with a plan B to ensure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day!

  • Story by Photo Shutterstock & Words Briar Douglas

Spring is here, but the weather is still slight unpredictable. Make sure your wedding comes with a plan B to ensure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day!

Having a backup plan is crucial when it comes to minimising weather worries. But even though it’s your second option, it deserves your full attention – after all, it may become a reality.
Says Valetia: ‘Disappointment usually happens if a couple has been dreaming of only their outdoor location. It’s important to visualise your second option as well, so it still feels like the day
you imagined, even if the weather turns sour.’
- Follow your thoughts with some specific plans. For instance, consider your styling: a stunning outdoor location will require only minimal decorations, so if you have to move indoors it may look a little sparse. ‘Have extra decorations on hand,’ says Valetia. ‘It doesn’t have to be complicated – candles and rose petals can transform a room.’
- Make your plan B elaborate enough for the proceedings to run just as smoothly as you intended. For instance, if you make a floor plan for an outdoor event, make one for your backup venue too.
- As well as deciding what your plan B involves, decide when you’ll implement it, says Gayle. ‘Be clear about what weather you’ll tolerate and how late you’ll leave it to change your plans.’
- Create a list of the guests, vendors and suppliers who you may need to notify about a last-minute change of venue, then give it to someone you trust implicitly, says Valetia. ‘It’s best to organise this from the beginning, so the chosen person truly understands your vision. That way, you can leave the decision in their hands and concentrate on enjoying your day.


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